Volunteers roll up their sleeves for cleanup on Smith Lake, part of Renew Our Rivers campaign, on April 14-16
Smith Lake, Ala.

April 14, 2008

What: The Smith Lake cleanup starts today and goes through Wednesday, April 16. Volunteers with boats will meet each day at the Smith Lake Dam boat launch at 8 a.m. The cleanup will target Styrofoam and abandoned piers. The cleanup ends each day at noon.

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by the Smith Lake Civic Association.

Overview: Renew Our Rivers, the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaign,
has collected nearly 9 million pounds of trash and debris from Alabama and Southeast rivers since its 2000 inception. There are 27 cleanups planned through Oct. 25.

Cleanups are held on the Cahaba, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Black Warrior and Mobile rivers in Alabama.

Directions: Directions to Smith Lake Dam boat launch 
From Jasper – Take Highway 69 North for approximately 10.8 miles.  Take a left onto Smith Lake Dam Road/County Road 43 for 2.2 miles.

Contact: Jim Beason (205) 387-2654, Jim Sanders (205) 221-7446 or Charles Boyd (205) 221-2183

Media Contact: Kesia Sharpe (205) 257-4155